The fortune cookie chronicles: adventures in the world of Chinese food

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If you think McDonald's is the most ubiquitous restaurant experience in America, consider that there are more Chinese restaurants in America than McDonalds, Burger Kings, and Wendys combined. New York Times reporter and Chinese-American (or American-born Chinese). In her search, Jennifer 8 Lee traces the history of Chinese-American experience through the lens of the food. In a compelling blend of sociology and history, Jenny Lee exposes the indentured servitude Chinese restaurants expect from illegal immigrant chefs, investigates the relationship between Jews and Chinese food, and weaves a personal narrative about her own relationship with Chinese food. The Fortune Cookie Chronicles speaks to the immigrant experience as a whole, and the way it has shaped our country.
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subject_facet Chinese Americans -- Social life and customs, Chinese restaurants -- United States, Cooking, Chinese, Food habits -- United States, Food in popular culture -- China, Food in popular culture -- United States, Gastronomy
title_display The fortune cookie chronicles : adventures in the world of Chinese food
title_full The Fortune Cookie Chronicles Adventures in the World of Chinese Food, The fortune cookie chronicles : adventures in the world of Chinese food / Jennifer 8. Lee
title_short The fortune cookie chronicles :
title_sub adventures in the world of Chinese food
topic_facet Nonfiction, Sociology